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Care Navigation - Help us help you!

Did you know that there are range of services and trained healthcare professionals working closely with your GP that might be better suited to help you?

The next time you make an appointment with us, you may be asked some questions about the reason for your appointment. Please don't be offended - this is simply so that we can make sure you see the person who is most suitable to help you, this may not always be a GP.

Of course you don't have to do this, but it would help us to navigate you to the right person, first.

The practice and our local Southsea parkrun

The Royal College of GPs has been running a programme to partner practices with their local parkrun, and in Southsea we are the nearest geographically to the route of our local parkrun. If you'd like to sign up or find out more, please visit their website

Craneswater rated highly for patient satisfaction in 2018 survey

This annual survey was recently published and shows Craneswater Group Practice to be rated among the best in the city for most areas of patient experience. To access the complete report and city-wide results please click here

Get running.. with couch to 5k

NHS Couch to 5k is a free nine week running plan for people who want to be more active. It's perfect if you're new to running- the plan is all about building up gradually. Anyone can start Couch to 5k, you don't need to be fit!

Visit here for more information.

Accessible Information Standard explained

The access of information standard aims to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need.

Please help us by letting the practice know if you have a disability that makes communication difficult. We can then update your records and put in place measures to help with your communication needs. Please see signs up at the practice for more information.

Information about our duty team & urgent appointments

We now have a duty team who run the walk in surgery every morning at Waverley Road and are based at Salisbury Road in the afternoon. We hope that by co-locating the doctors we will be better able to meet the needs of our patients by providing shorter waits at the walk in surgery and an increased number of pre-bookable appointments in the afternoon. You no longer need to ring to ask for an 'on the day' appointment- just turn up at our walk in surgery.

We will also be closing Waverley Road Surgery on Friday afternoons from 2pm, all the doctors and nurses normally on duty will provide the same appointments from Salisbury Road.

Extraction of Fitness for Work (fit note) data in England explained

Anonymised data on the use of fit notes is being provided to the HSCIC on behalf of Department of Health, and the Department for Work and Pensions. This will enable the Department for Work and Pensions to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of Fit for Work.

Further information is contained here

For additional information please follow the links below:-

HSCIC information pages - HSCIC and also here

For details on how this data may be used visit - Gov.UK

Health Intelligence - Retinopathy and your data

Information available here  Retinopathy privacy notice

Information regarding the Electronic Prescription Service

 From 13th June 2019 Craneswater Group Practice will start 'EPS Phase 4'

For more information click here  Electronic Prescription Service


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